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Globalisation and Empire: Global Governance, Colonial India and 1930s London

Hosted by the Nottingham branch of the Geographical Association

Presented by Stephen Legg

This lecture will argue that studying the geographies of the past allows us to reflect in important ways on the geographies of the present. It will do this by introducing debates about whether imperialism was the first phase of globalisation, and how empires and the League of Nations offered different models of global governance in the 1920-30s in comparison to today. It will give specific examples of how Indian delegates came to London to debate India’s future as a colony of the Empire. Through this it will explore the city they came to and their effect on it, focusing on the place-making processes by which London hosted these visitors and ways in which it functioned as an effective space of global connections.

Stephen Legg is Professor of Historical Geography and his research focuses on interwar India and the British Empire.

School teachers are encouraged to bring A level students.

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